Earlier this week, Schratter Foods Inc announced the recall of “Quenby Hall Blue Stilton Cheese”. The company is recalling the cheese because it might be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. As a Weston Products Liability Injury Attorney, I wanted to write about this recall because Listeria monocytogenes can be very dangerous. Additionally, at this time, the total number of units being recalled is not known.
According to the FDA Schratter Foods Inc “Quenby Hall Blue Stilton Cheese” Recall Release, Listeria monocytogenes “can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.” Obviously, as a Weston Personal Injury Lawyer, this caught my attention due to the potential of this organism to cause serious harm. Moreover, it is worth noting that the recalled cheese was distributed in stores across the country.
Fortunately, as of now, no one has reported getting sick or ill from the recalled cheese. Since Schratter Foods Inc did not announce the total quantity being recalled, it is unclear how serious of a threat this recall is to consumers. As a Weston Injury Lawyer, I hope that this food recall prompts improved safety inspections and testing requirements, which should only lead to better products for consumers. According to the release, the potential for Listeria monocytogenes contamination was found after a routine test by the company. In sum, hopefully the total number of units recalled isn’t too large and hopefully this recall can be completed without anyone suffering illness or injury.